WHITE GIRL COMIN' OUT Y'ALL, .
Didn’t the guy have like 20lbs on him?So this doesn't really look good for Eddie here. he already left the UFC after going 1-2-1 for his last 4 fights over the last 3 years.
But ONE will likely spin this like it proves them as equal to, or better than the UFC roster even though we know that's crap.
But man, losing in the 1st rnd. yikes! Eddie where did your monster chin go?
[DOUBLEPOST=1554237168,1554215437][/DOUBLEPOST][DOUBLEPOST=1554237228][/DOUBLEPOST]Remember that one time when a thing happened in MMA and everyone took the time to carefully assess it within a larger context and make a reasonable, nuanced conclusion?
Yeah, my point exactly.
Anyone who’s been around MMA long enough knows what Alvarez can do. We’ve seen him beat some of the world’s best, we’ve seen him claim belts in multiple promotions and, most importantly, we’ve seen him prove people wrong. Like, a bunch of times.
Sunday, in his ONE Championship debut, 35-year-old Alvarez went up against a younger opponent who had nothing to lose and everything to gain – an opponent who, by the way, had a pretty decent record and a win over the man who held ONE’s 155-pound belt up until last week.
One very well may weigh all these things and come to the conclusion that, hey, losses happen. Or one may look at a world champion who at one point was a 9-1 betting favorite against a virtual unknown getting lit up and think that, well, maybe it’s time to rethink a few things.
It’s all about how you choose to look at a record like Alvarez’s. Do you focus on wins over Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis, or do you focus on the fact they were split decisions? Given what happened before and after his UFC title win, was it merely the product of one good night? Do you focus on the fact he’s gone 1-3 since then, with three knockout losses, or on the fact that the win was a knockout over none other than Justin “Who Just Demolished Edson Barboza Like It Was No Biggie” Gaethje?
I know where I personally stand on all of these. But from what I’ve learned about MMA and its eternal love affair with revisionist history, I’m tempted to think we’re not with the majority.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled an Alvarez and responded with yet another career comeback, adding yet another title to his shelf and making a lot of people look silly in the process. While that doesn’t happen, though, fact is that Alvarez is in a slump.
And believing that most people will simply dismiss that obvious fact in favor of a kind and comprehensive approach might be a little bit naive.